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Dr. K Bigelow

Dentistry
Salt Lake City, UT
37 years experience male

Locations

K. Don Bigelow DDS PC

Salt Lake City, UT

Address

6364 So. Highland Dr., Suite 205, Salt Lake City, UT, US
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

Raised in Salt Lake City Utah. Attended Brigham Young University and the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. Served on the Salt Lake dental board of directors and as president of the dental society. My field of expertise is is cosmetic dentistry and have won numerous awards. My awards include one of America's Top Dentists for the past 7 years in a row for cosmetic and esthetic dentistry. I feel that quality is not an accident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. In my practice I strive for excellence and treat my patients as if they were members of my immediate family.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Check your gums: Bloody saliva most likely comes from gingivitis. Gingivitis is caused by bacteria around the gum tissues, resulting in red puffy gum tissue that blee... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Gingivitis: Gingivitis is the beginning of periodontitis or gum disease. It is caused by bacteria that accumulates under the gum tissues and between the teeth. If... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Absolutely: Cosmetic dentistry is specifically for creating the smile that you always wanted to have. It includes the basics of whiter teeth to straightening teet... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Yes it is possible: Fluorides have been shown to help remineralize the enamel which can stop the progression of dental decay. If the decay has progressed beyond the ename... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Possible infection: Continue antibiotics for ten days. If swelling is not down in the next 2 or 3 days then have your dentist evaluate it.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Dental Hygienist: A qualified dental hygienist or dentist can painlessly remove the hard tartar from your teeth. The hard cement-like tartar is removed using sharp dent... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Mouth breathing: While sleeping the salivary glands shut down causing dry mouth. Breathing through your mouth can cause an even dryer mouth. If you are conjested, then... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
No: There is no evidence that puberty causes tooth aches. Have a dentist check his teeth for decay, or any remaining baby teeth.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Tooth abscess: The opening will not close. It will just get worse. Eventually the tooth could get an abscess and require root canal to save or extraction.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
1to6hours: If numbness is still present after 6 hours, then you should have your dentist check it. Usually it lasts one to six hours depending on the anesthetic ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Some discomfort: Wisdom teeth removal can cause pain afterwards for one or more days. There could be some swelling and some residual bleeding. Infection could also occ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
An Oral Surgeon: A certified oral surgeon can gel you with the removal of tongue warts.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Healthy gums first: Once your periodontal disease is under control, and your gums are healthy, then cosmetic dentistry will be more successful. Periodontal follow up visi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Orthodontist: The orthodontist specializes in straightening teeth, and he will be best for getting the best results if you are only looking for straighter teeth. Th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
No: The best prevention will always be proper brushing and flossing.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
No difference: The dds or dmd is the degree that the dental school offered upon graduation. Both have similar training and have to pass national board exams as well ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
No: Laughing gas only helps relax you. It will not deaden the pain during an extraction. A local anesthetic is best to deaden the pain of wisdom tooth ext... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Immediately: Modern permanent cements used for placement of crowns set up within 10 to 20 minutes. Some resin cements set up immediately. You can safely eat on a p... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. K Bigelow
37 years experience
Once or twice: Dry sockets can be controlled in as few as one visit, but could take several visits to manage completely.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bigelow is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bigelow is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

America's Top Dentists 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Patients Choice Award of 2012
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Columbus Dental Society
Academy of General Dentisrty
American Dental Association
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